Plantar Fasciitis (previously called "heel spur syndrome")
We successfully treat approximately 300 cases of plantar fascitiis per year with a carefully crafted non- surgical protocol.
Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain.
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We provide custom foot orthoses and specialize in lower extremity biomechanics. Whether patients are marathon runners, recovering from lower extremity trauma or joint implant, or foot injury, they appreciate the time we spend in gait examination, and consideration of often straightforward techniques to solve ambulation problems.
Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the connective tissue that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Also called "heel spur syndrome," the condition can usually be successfully treated with conservative measures such as use of anti-inflammatory medications and ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy. 96% of our plantar fascitis patients respond favorably to our comprehensive conservative care. Surgery is rarely necessary.
Dr. Kreger utilizes the radiofrequency microdebridement for recalcitrant plantar fascitis/fasciosis and other tendon injuries. See http://www.smith-nephew.com for more information about this new technology and its application.